Your Call Is Very Important To Us....Not!

How Much Time Do We Waste While Waiting For The Next Representative?   Everytime you turn around you are told how important your call is to the service department you’ve called. Then you are put into a group of people who are waiting just like you to talk to a representative.   More often than not... Read more »

Do You Really Want To Use Trivago For Hotel Reservations? We Don't

“Sorry We Don’t Have A Reservation In That Name”   Or Why Using Trivago May Not Be The Best Option   Here’s the picture: Wifey and I are standing at the Reservation Desk at the Wynn in Las Vegas.   They don’t know us!   Just a mite disconcerting since we’ve already given our car... Read more »

Jews And Chinese Food - An Ageless Story

Jews And Chinese Food – An Ageless Story.   Everyone has heard the old stories about Jewish people eating Chinese food on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. There are many reasons for this on-going ritual.   One reason is really quite simple: most restaurants are closed for the Christmas holiday. But not the Chinese. Simple... Read more »

On Jews And Christmas Trees

Sometimes It’s Difficult To Explain To Well-Meaning Christians Why We Of The Jewish Faith Don’t Have Christmas Trees.   It happened again the other day at the track. I was walking with two women, one Jewish, one Christian. When the latter asked the two of us why we didn’t have a Christmas tree. To this... Read more »

I Couldn't Resist Using This Space To Reflect Upon The Appointments Of The New Administration

  I usually refrain from writing about politics in my blogs.   Instead, I use Facebook to publish my rants.  But now with the election of the most unqualified candidate to ever win the presidential race, I must comment on the coming administration.   If what we’ve seen so far is an example of who... Read more »


For $200, A Customer Was Lost   How not to treat a good customer is a lesson that Viking River Cruises has yet to learn. As many of you know, Wifey and I recently returned from a wonderful Viking trip on the Danube.   At this point in time, I don’t care how highly they... Read more »

The Pathology Is Back There Is No Evidence Of Cancer

  The Pathology is back and there is no evidence of cancer.   Surprising but something I’ve been waiting to hear for more than a year. Let me explain.   Just over two and a quarter years ago, I had a cancerous kidney removed. At that time, my diagnosis was stage 4, which means the... Read more »

We're Back - Did You Miss Us?

TRAVELS WITH WIFEY: DANUBE RIVER CRUISE PART 1 Wifey and I love to travel. She has always wanted to go to eastern Europe and so when there was still an opening on a Viking Danube River cruise starting in Budapest and ending in Nuremberg with an extension to Prague, we took it. Let’s say I... Read more »

Sometimes Travel Is Fun, Sometimes Not

Travel Is Often Fun, Then Again Sometimes It’s Not. Wifey and I just returned from a wonderful simcha (joyous occasion for the non-Jewish reader) where my first cousin’s grandsons celebrated their joint bnai mitzvah. (that means more than one celebrant). The shebang was held in Boston, one of our favorite places to visit. We had... Read more »


The Times, They’ve Changed It doesn’t seem that long ago when while working I always looked forward to the weekend. The time when we would go out to dinner and maybe a movie with friends. Now as retirees, everyday is the weekend. Want to see a movie? Go in the afternoon when you don’t have... Read more »